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September 23, 2019


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New Wisenet Q flateye IR domes for high humidity or condensation-prone sites

Hanwha Techwin has launched Wisenet 5MP ‘flateye’ IR dome cameras designed for environments prone to high humidity or, because of temperature differences, condensation.

Eschewing a dome-shaped lens cover in favour of a flat alternative the Wisenet Q domes – comprising models QNE-8011R and QNE-8021 – are less susceptible to IR-diffused reflection caused by moisture and the deleterious effect of scratches on image clarity.

A new open platform chipset means some third-party applications can be run on-board the domes. Enhanced Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA) like defocus and tampering detection, directional, intrusion, motion and enter/exit detection are already incorporated.


  • Wisenet QNE-8011R is equipped with a 2.8mm fixed lens, QNE-8021R with a 4mm fixed lens
  • Built-in IR functionality for object recognition at night up to a distance of 20 metres
  • True day/night (ICR) cameras with Lens Distortion Correction (LDC) in common with the rest of the Q Series
  • Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) performs at up to 120dB for image clarity in scenes containing both bright and dark areas
  • Open platform chipset can run third-party applications on the edge with Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA), such as defocus and tampering detection, as well as directional, intrusion, motion and enter/exit detection, provided as standard
  • Multiple streaming supported through H.265, H.264 or MJPEG compression
  • WiseStream II compression dynamically controls encoding, balancing quality and compression, according to movement in the image
  • Combined with H.265 compression WiseStream II boosts bandwidth efficiency by up to 99% compared to H.264
  • Hallway View for monitoring tall and narrow vertical areas such as shopping aisles and corridors, through either 9:16 or 3:4 aspect ratios, thereby minimising bandwidth and storage requirements
  • MicroSD/SDHC/SDXC memory slot for up to 128GB edge storage
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) support avoids installation of separate power supplies and cabling for each dome
  • Compliant with ONVIF

Hanwha Techwin says

“These new H.265 models are intended to provide a robust and cost-effective solution for video surveillance projects where the end-user client wishes to capture high definition images in challenging environmental conditions, such as industrial or food processing plants,” said Uri Guterman, head of product & marketing for Hanwha Techwin Europe.

“Installers will also benefit from having to spend less time on site as there is no need to initially remove and then mount a dome cap during the installation process.”

About Hanwha Techwin

Hanwha Techwin is a developer of video surveillance solutions for IP, analogue and hybrid systems. Formerly Samsung Techwin, Hanwha Techwin was among the first in its field to run software solutions within the camera – at the edge of the system instead of the hardware at its heart.

Hanwha Techwin Europe’s solutions, which encompass network cameras, DVRs, VMS systems and compression technology, are available across Europe via an extensive network of distributors.

Founded in 1952, the Hanwha Group is a Fortune Global 500 company with 52 domestic affiliates and 146 global networks in manufacturing and construction, finance, and services and leisure.

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